Cape Town's Old Granary building revamp complete
Cape Town's Old Granary building revamp complete

The revamp of the Old Granary building, which started in 2016, has been completed. The building has been refurbished specifically for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (D<LF) and is being used as office space, a peace centre, an archive centre and a museum.

7 hours ago

More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands
More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands

More than 60 properties on at least 100 hectares have been identified for possible housing development in several Cape Town southern suburb areas. But more than half are on wetlands, residents were told at a meeting at the Grassy Park Civic Centre on Monday night, 10 December.

By Barbara Maregele 9 hours ago

Utility management in East Africa - leapfrogging into the future
Utility management in East Africa - leapfrogging into the future

Urban areas in East Africa are struggling to meet the high demands for electricity, water and sanitation, and poor, inefficient utility delivery continues to plague countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Year-on-year urban population growth is adding pressure to an already over-loaded grid. Electricity and water supply is intermittent and often not regulated enough or not properly monitored, and complexities such as disparate systems and multiple service providers contribute to the growing problem.

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 1 day ago

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

When you think of a country's water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers. There's also groundwater, which includes aquifers and, in some places, artificial recharge schemes that transfer surface water below-ground to store it.

By Gaathier Mahed 2 days ago

2018 ASAQS Salary Survey Report released
2018 ASAQS Salary Survey Report released

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) has released its 2018 Salary Survey Report. Over 100 quantity surveying practices, some of which operate in more than one province, participated in this year's survey, with the salaries of 506 quantity surveyors having been analysed.

3 days ago

Forest-like effect created for new office building in Amsterdam
Forest-like effect created for new office building in Amsterdam

Amsterdam and Dusseldorf-based architecture firm Benthem Crouwel Architects has completed a new office building for the employees of the Goede Doelen Loterijen, a Dutch Charity Lottery.

3 days ago

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season! Here at Biz we're wrapping up our year with promotional goodies as a small way of thanking you for your amazing presence on the site in 2018. The last newsletter this year will be sent on 18 December 2018 and will resume again on 7 January 2019, but the website will be updated with daily news, job ads and events throughout the festive season.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

Abland, Retail Africa to refurbish Norkem Corner shopping centre
Abland, Retail Africa to refurbish Norkem Corner shopping centre

Abland has partnered with Retail Africa in the refurbishment of Kempton Park's Norkem Corner shopping centre. The centre, a joint venture between the two developers and POD Property Fund, was built almost 30 years ago and will get a much needed facelift with renovations set to be completed in the second half of 2019.

7 Dec 2018

BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up
BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up

Bizcommunity invites you to join us as four 'Afro-futurists', all published authors, all experienced global keynote speakers and trend consultants, impart their knowledge in one intensive morning session that will set the course into 2020 and beyond.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Dec 2018

UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Shuaib Bayat was named the regional winner for the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Awards, receiving a prize of R10,000. Peter Harel took first runner up and Tegan Wright placed third. Meloshan Pillay received the prize for the best use of clay masonry. Dirk Meyer, CEO of Corobrik, presented the awards to the winning students at UKZN in November.

6 Dec 2018